Xavier Ros, new SEAT Executive Vice-President for Human Resources

Xavier Ros, new SEAT Executive Vice-President for Human Resources

  • Ros is coming from the Executive Committee of VW Autoeuropa, in Portugal  
  • Outgoing Josef Schelchshorn has been appointed Board member for Human Resources at MAN
Xavier Ros (Barcelona, 1971) has been appointed Executive Vice-President for Human Resources of SEAT with effect from September 1. Ros will be succeeding Josef Schelchshorn (Ingolstadt, Germany, 1960), who has been chosen as Board member for Human Resources at MAN SE and MAN Truck & Bus, the new Volkswagen Group company created through a merger between MAN and Scania.Xavier Ros holds a degree in Industrial Engineering, specialising in Mechanical Engineering, from the School of Industrial Engineering of Barcelona (ETSEIB), an Executive MBA from Esade, and successfully completed the General Management Programme (PDG) from Iese.

He began his career in 1994 at Audi in Germany, where he worked in Logistical Planning. Three years later he moved to the Project Management area for vehicles in the Audi A8 segment. He arrived at the SEAT Technical Centre in 1999 to manage the development project of the third generation Ibiza. In 2002 he was appointed Secretary General of SEAT and assistant to the President, and five years later, SEAT Human Resources Strategy and Development Manager, which includes the areas of Labour Relations, Personnel Administration, Training and Personal Development. Starting in 2011 he acted as SEAT Personnel Director and was responsible for the operational management of the personnel in all areas of the company.

Ros left SEAT temporarily in June 2013 to manage the area of Human Resources at VW Autoeuropa, in Portugal, as a member of its Executive Committee. During that time he also chaired the ATEC training school.

Josef Schelchshorn joined SEAT in September 2010 as Executive Vice-President for Human Resources and has successfully led the area with the signing of the 18th Collective Agreement, the implementation of the dual Vocational Training programme and the achievement of the Top Employers España 2015 certification, among other projects.

Before that, Schelchshorn began working at Audi as an apprentice and in 1982 joined the Human Resources area. In 1993 he started to work for Audi Hungaria Motor Kft, initially as project leader and two years later as Head of Human Resources. In 1997 he returned to the Audi AG head office in Ingolstadt as assistant to the Executive Vice-President for Human Resources. Two years later he was made Manager of Human Resources for the Production Area. He returned to Audi Hungaria in 2000 as Head of Human Resources and as a member of the company’s management team. In 2002 he transferred back to Head Office in Ingolstadt as Manager for Human Resources for the Audi Production area, and in March 2003 he was appointed head of Human Resources of the Ingolstadt factory, where he remained until his appointment at SEAT.






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